Now Playing: The Flame in the Flood

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This month we’re crafting, paddling and sheltering our way through survival game The Flame in the Flood! It’s made by some Bioshock devs and here’s how they describe it:

A rogue-lite river journey through the backwaters of a forgotten post-societal America. Forage, craft, evade predators.

Please join us for this one and download the game here! If you need further convincing, just listen to the amazing music!

Now Playing: Submerged

Hello lovely listeners! This month we’re clambering about a sunken city in Submerged, looking for oh-so-tempting (and life-saving) supplies for our sick brother. Marvel at the nippiness of your boat! (It’s very nippy.) Gasp at the sublimity of an ocean sunrise! Wonder at OH MY GOODNESS A WHALE DID YOU SEE THAT IT WAS A WHALE—

Buy it here so you’ll know what we’re talking about when the podcast drops!

Now Playing: Rose & Time and The Bridge

It’s 2016, everybody! Let’s kick this year off right with some mind-bending and fascinating puzzle games! This month we’re putting our $20 towards two extremely fascinating games: Rose & Time by Sophie Houlden and The Bridge by Ty Taylor.

In Rose & Time you collect gems by rewinding time, but you must avoid ever looking at a past version of yourself or you’ll cause a terrible paradox! That might sound too timey-wimey wibbly-wobbly for you, but just take a moment to let that mechanic sink in and really imagine all of the amazing puzzles it will create. Or don’t imagine it and find out for yourself by purchasing the game here!

The Bridge is what happens when Isaac Newton meets M.C. Escher and they make a beautiful, brilliant, crazy game. Non-Euclidean architecture, gravity puzzles, and a gorgeous black-and-white art style make this one of the most fascinating puzzle games to cross our radar in a long time. Hey, Rock Paper Shotgun even listed it as part of their 25 best puzzle games of all time so you know it must be good! You can buy it on Steam here.

Now playing: Westerado: Double Barreled

Whan the stranger walked into the saloon, th’whole place went silent. He went to the bar. “Whiskey. Double.”

I went over to ‘im. “Hey buddy! Y’up fer some poker?”

“Naw,” he murmured. “S’only one game ah ever play. It’s called Westerado: Double Barreled.”


“It’s a Wild West open world game about revenge, where you kin do purty much whatever you want. You kin get into shootouts, buy fancy duds, play poker…”

“But you kin do all that right here, pardner!”

“Yeah, but not in a bee-yootiful pixel art style, see.”

I nodded. Made sense.

“An’ if ah had a hankerin’ fer this Westerado game, where could ah get it?”

“It’s on Steam right now.”

“Maybe ah’ll grab it sometime. An’ maybe the folks at home will too, then they kin play along with us.”

He stared at me. “Wut the heck’re you blabberin’ about now?”